Avocados increasingly popular lately. Fruit is usually a complement to a salad or dessert is now considered a super fruit by the perpetrators of a healthy lifestyle. What are the benefits?
The new study conducted by a team of scientists from Iran analyzing 129 research about the benefits of avocado consumption in the components of metabolic syndrome.
Metabolic syndrome is a term used to describe a combination of three or more risk factors for heart disease and diabetes, which is high blood pressure, high triglycerides, and waist width.
The research team concluded that the avocado is most beneficial in terms of cholesterol levels. Regularly consuming this fruit can lower the levels of bad cholesterol, triglycerides, and total cholesterol. Besides the good cholesterol levels has also increased.
“The effect of the decrease in lipid profile, antidiabetik, antiobesitas, antitrombosis, and protection on the heart, is also found in some research,” said the researchers in a report in the journal Phytotherapy Research.
The results of this research are increasingly consolidating the status of avocado as a super fruit.
Cynthia Sass, a nutritionist who is not involved in the studies say, avocado also help reduce belly fat, the most dangerous type of fat.
Avocados contain healthy fats and also has a satiating effect. So, this fruit is highly recommended by those who want to lose weight and reduce your intake of saturated fat.
Another advantage of the avocado is the content of antioxidants, fiber, vitamins and minerals.
“Avocados are suitable for inclusion in various types of dishes. It can be mixed with the ingredients of sweet or savory,” says Sass.
However, for the best benefit, you should not consume avocado with added sugar.